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The IS is currently holding a 26-year-old American aid worker whose release they've also pinned on the U.S. release of Aafia Siddiqui. (AFP/File)
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Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani woman whose been in U.S. custody at least since 2008 serving an 86 year sentence on terror plot and attempted murder charges. Now IS has demanded her release several times in exchange for high-profile American hostage cases, including that of the late James Foley.

August 29, 2014

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James Foley death: US photojournalist was waterboarded by Isis before his execution, say sources
Boycotting Israeli goods might actually affect the economy. (Shuttershock)
06:00 GMT
Economic analysts say the boycott campaign on Israeli goods could actually buoy the Palestinian economy as well.

August 28, 2014

ISIS militants recently threatened to kill Mr. Sotloff. (Image: screenshot)
11:54 GMT
The mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff has released a video pleading with the leader of ISIS to spare her son's life.
The babies were eventually handed back to their correct parents. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
Two babies were accidentally switched at birth at a Saudi hospital.
Because of a high unemployment rate, many young men end up on the street. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT
In Kasserine, two childhood friends have started a breakdancing club for young boys to keep them away from extremism.
Michael Kors hosted a party Tuesday night to celebrate the opening. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
American fashion icon Michael Kors is opening his first store in Lebanon.

August 27, 2014

The event took place on Turkey's National Victory Day. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT
Thousands of people gathered in the Turkish capital to form a human portrait of the country's first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The police were able to stop the woman's car with their police cruisers. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Emirati police saved a woman from her car that wouldn't stop and was stuck on 74 mph on the highway.
Lebanese players say having a successful game depends on a good dungeon master. (Shutterstock)
07:34 GMT
Live action role play games like Dungeons and Dragons are gaining popularity in Lebanon.
The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals has filed a legal complaint against the club's management. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
An Egyptian club has poisoned a group of cats, sparking outrage in the Egyptian community.

August 26, 2014

The five-year-old baby was hit by a stray bullet from up to a kilometre away according to police officials (File/Shutterstock)
14:09 GMT
A baby girl died after being killed by a stray bullet believed to have been fired during a celebration ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
The 23-year-old activist says she is protesting the recent activity of militants in the Islamic State. (Shutterstock)
13:53 GMT
An Egyptian feminist, artist, and activist posted a photo on Facebook of herself and another woman desecrating the Islamic State flag.
Ice and water is old news, how about a bucket full of dirt and rocks?
09:32 GMT
Tired of the Ice Bucket craze? Meet #RubbleBucketChallenge: in water-starved Jordan, one activist challenges you to pour 'rubble' on yourself in solidarity with Gaza
The Sudanese black magic practitioner said he learnt his magic from his father (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
Two expatriates practised `black magic´ in Mecca using chickens and perfume.